Each individual condom is subjected to an electrical test, where it is placed over a metal cylinder and checked for damage or production faults under high tension. This ensures that faulty specimens are discovered immediately and separated out accordingly. Spot endurance tests are also carried out on every production batch to ensure that quality standards are maintained.
One thing is certain – a condom must remain leak tight. To ensure that the latex skin is completely leak tight the condom is filled with an electrolytic solution and then dipped into a tank also filled with electrolytic solution. An electric bolt is then applied to the liquid inside and outside the condom. If the material has even the smallest amount of damage, the electric current flows through the condom and is registered and reported immediately by a sensitive measuring device.
In the laboratory, the condom is filled with air until it bursts. To pass the test, the condom must have reached a volume roughly 1000 times what it would normally be expanded to. Condoms are continually spot checked all the way through customs, FDA and to the final destination, always concerned that each box is perfect for you.